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12 July 2011 @ 06:24 pm
AND MY LESBIAN SHIP HAS SAILED.  
New Warehouse 13 interview with Joanne Kelly.

Reading this, aside from squeeing over Myka and H.G. Wells, I agree with Joanne on the topic of Myka and Pete.

Personally, I never shipped them. I've always seen their relationship as something very brother-and-sisterly and nothing more than that. It was never played on a romantic level, however some see the subtext between them and you know what? That's absolutely fine. It's all quite subjective, you either see it or you don't, and I like that the show doesn't really confirm or deny anything between such characters. It just lets you ship whoever you want to without debunking anything and without taking away the chemistry and dynamic. They just let you have your fun without ruining the character relationships canonically, and that's something I've always loved about this show. In fact, I've always thought that most shows would be better off if they had more subtext than actual romance stirring with characters, you know? Sometimes subtext speaks way louder than an official hook-up, I'm just saying.
 
 
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Kevin Jonesmulder200 on July 13th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
I never saw Myka and Pete as anything BUT brother ans sister but like you said, everybody sees something different. So eh.

Although, Steve is gay? Yes!
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Never change.rogueslayer452 on July 13th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
I'm just happy the show isn't planning on making any kind of official couples within the Warehouse team. They seem to love adding subtext but not really going for anything solid, which I rather prefer. It makes everyone who is a shipper of any pairing happy and keeps fandom in that happy-feeling place I love so much.

And yep, Steve is gay. :) I think this establishes something else for the show. I mean, they've implied that H.G. Wells is basically bisexual, and now we have our new Warehouse agent who is a gay polygraph Buddhist. And this show just continues to get awesomer and awesomer. :D
S A R A H: celeb - emilyblunt02theagonyofblank on July 13th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Found you when I did an LJ search looking for Warehouse 13 communities (it popped up as one of the posts)... but I just wanted to say I completely agree with what you've said up there - you put it so much more eloquently than I ever could. Many shows would be better off if they didn't try and hook their main characters up with each other, and instead just let the viewers see what they want to see. With Warehouse 13, I love the subtext between Myka and HG (and I love that both Jaime Murray and Joanne Kelly ship them as well), but I like that if you wanted, you could ship Myka/Pete (though I've also seen them as having more of a sibling-type relationship) or even Myka/Claudia, or whatever you fancy.

And wow, I rambled quite a while... Basically, my point is: ITA.
Renée: Firefly. Crew of Serenity.rogueslayer452 on July 13th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, and sometimes subtext is all you need. I've seen too many shows destroy two character who had amazing chemistry together all because they wanted to play the romance angle, and it royally messed everything up. I mean, sometimes it can work out surprisingly well, but other times not so much. I'm just happy that WH13 isn't going with that cliche of such shows like Bones and Castle where the partners, who are total opposites, getting together. I love their silly family dynamic without the added romance baggage. I'm happy that Joanne mentioned that (even though TVGuide really was trying to convince her otherwise, which annoyed me with this interview just a bit.)

But anyway, now I'm rambling. Thank you for your lovely comment. :)
S A R A H: w13 - hgwellstheagonyofblank on July 13th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm just happy that WH13 isn't going with that cliche of such shows like Bones and Castle where the partners, who are total opposites, getting together.

Those were the two shows I was thinking of, actually (that, and Fringe) - though I can see why people ship the two ships they do, I've personally always liked the shows better when they weren't trying to hook them up. I did finally get used to Booth/Brennan, but am still trying to get used to Castle/Beckett.

The family dynamic of W13 is my favourite part about the show. I love that TV Guide kept on with the "oh, what about Pete," "oh, what about Steve" - and she just shuts them down completely. I'm a bit worried that as we go along, the show will go there with Pete and Myka (as other shows have later down the line), but I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens!
lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbrokensapphirestar_ on July 13th, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
WORD.

esp. about myka and pete - i understand why people ship them, and i definitely understand steve's UST-comment in the first episode, but idk, for me they've always been siblings. i guess it's because the whole team is such a great big family, you know? artie and mrs. frederic are the parents, claudia's the little sister, and myka and pete are the older children who're already old enough to take responsibility for themselves and their little family unit.

and also, h.g. and myka? sort of starting to ship them so freaking hard. i was sort of on the fence with them at the end of season two, but now? oh man. and i love that joanne commented on that, too! this is exactly why subtext is the best - you get to choose.
Tangles: Winentangled_now on July 13th, 2011 09:02 am (UTC)
The more I hear about this season the more amazing it sounds. They're just going to have adventures \o/ It's nice to hear someone say they're going to let the subtext do whatever it wants, and not possibly ruin everything with relationships.

Edited at 2011-07-13 09:03 am (UTC)
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on July 13th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
This show has never let me down. I feel like it's Christmastime all over again, just so much fun to be had this season I'm sure. I'm excited and giddy. ♥
cheerful_earl: Castielcheerful_earl on July 13th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Wait, wait, there's HG Wells in this show? One of these days, I'm going to have to marathon the whole freaking thing (as I do like what I've seen, which isn't a huge amount).
Renée: Cara. Archangel.rogueslayer452 on July 13th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Yep, and H.G. Wells is a woman. :)